Gear Production

MAR 2015

Gear Production

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2—GEAR Production Supplement 6 12 C O N T E N T S M A R C H 2 0 1 5 PUBLISHER Travis Egan EDITOR Russ Willcutt ASSOCIATE EDITOR Matthew Jaster SR. MANAGING EDITOR Kate Hand ASSISTANT EDITOR Stephanie Monsanty ART DIRECTOR Kenny Snowball ADVERTISING MANAGER William Caldwell 4 The Pitchline Avoid or Embrace? When a new machining technology is introduced, are you hesitant or eager to learn more? However you tend to react, we're here to report our real-world experienc- es so that you can make an informed decision. By Russ Willcutt F E A T U R E S 6 Grinding Big Gears from Blanks Harnessing the latest abrasives technology en- ables this shop to grind huge gears complete from a blank, eliminating multiple machining steps and providing a smooth surface fnish. By Russ Willcutt 12 Optimizing the Production Path New scheduling and resource allocation gives gear manufacturer the fexibility to cut down on shop foor backlogs and bottlenecks. By Matthew Jaster 16 Manufacturing Gears with Waterjet Machining Advances in abrasive waterjet technology provide gear manufacturers with a fast and accurate method for cutting a variety of gear geometries and materials. By Carl Olsen, Software Engineering Manager, Omax Corp. 20 Product News Gear Production Equipment Review

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